The 31st annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition took place in Helsinki, from 24–27 September 2019. It was the largest conference to date with 6.200 higher education professional from 95 countries. The attending members of the network took the opportunity to hold a brief meeting with lunch, thanks to TAMK arrangements. This meeting allowed the members to investigate the range of diverse opportunities on offer at TAMK, as well as providing a chance for us all to catch up. Many of us also attended the TAMK reception which was again a great way to engage with a wide range of TAMK staff who had taken the trouble to come to meet us.


Dr S. Menéndez and P. Nixon visited UoD to discuss research potential between the two institutions. They met with representatives of a number of Faculties and both institutions presented their research agendas around the issues of general interest Education. Again it was felt that there was a great deal of synergy and that there were great opportunities to work together and to work towards EU funding bids for joint research, as well as exploring the feasibility of staff exchanges. A reciprocal visit was planned from Derby.